Beaver (1285) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin white head that quickly goes to a thin film and collar that leaves some lacing.
The aroma is doughy malts with tart, slightly sour, fruits and some spices.
The flavor is earthy yeast with some bready malts. It has some tart and slightly sour fruits, wood and some spices and a dry lightly bitter finish. It has a bit of a washed out and watery flavor. The mouthfeel is medium with lots of sharp carbonation.
Overall, it’s a pretty typical JP brew, although not one of their better ones. I’d prefer more sourness and less watery flavors.
yespr (31121) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle, no 17 at Papsoes blindtasting. Pours hazy orange with a collapsing head. Brett aroma, citric to acidic. Flavour is subdued sweet and with a classic brett flavour of acidic to citric notes. Quite nice. Finish holds a nice caramel sweetness beneath and smooth and controlled brett flavour. Mellow and nice. Far finish holds a mild woody tone.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pleasant sour earthy aroma. very smooth and sour. nice bitter balancing finish.
37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Hazy golden amber with a huge white head. Sour/tart aroma of brett. Some spiciness as well. A big tart, funky, brett taste. Very dry finish. Extremely drinkable. Big fan of this.
fiulijn (14403) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
2007-11-30, Papsø’s Blind Tasting
Cloudy light amber color; huge head (and I start suspecting...). Sourish, infected aroma over all, maybe a bit fruity. Dry and astringent mouthfeel, sour and buttery, clearly infected. Too high and harsh bitterness. Undrinkable.
faroeviking (10290) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber colour with floaties. Nice creamy big whitish head. Good lacing. The aroma is sweet and sour with some spice and a pleasant toastiness. The flavour is sour, bit smoky, toasted caramel, slight plastic and some spice.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of boboski. Pours a hazy, amber golden with huge amouts of sediment and a lively, of-white head that leaves some lacing. Lightly tart Brett-aroma. Fairly light in body with lightly fruity notes and a whiff of...cinnamon?? There’s some Bretty accents present without making the beer sour as such. Dry, slightly leathery finish. Interesting - as most Jolly Pumpkins. 301107
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 244, 245. Pours a very hazy, ornagey color with an average, creamy fluffy, off-white head; lacing is nice and somewhat tight while the head is moderately lasting. Nose is similar to other JP brews a nice tartness to it; notes of apples, lemon peel, caramel, biscuity yeast, light baking spices (cinnamon and nutmeg), and a nutty presence (maybe the chestnuts.) Flavor is much of the same with apples and lemon peel being quite forward with also caramel, chestnut, and spicy notes including nutmeg and light pepper. Palate is lively, medium, a bit watery, and drying. Finishes drying with oak notes, lingering lemon peel, and a bit of bitter grass. Not one of my favorite JP brews; a little boring on the palate, not overly complex, lacking a substantial backbone, and somewhat of a short flavor progression. Still quite drinkable, just not incredibly memorable.
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - NOV 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 bottle. nice hazy golden amber, minimal white head. slightly sour nose and taste with nutty tones. short after taste. good.
BigBeer45 (1249) - Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2008 750ml Bottle, Batch #244,245, JP has a batch label on the bottle that I have not seen before (I picked up this bottle from the brewery),
pours a hazy light amber brown with honey increments, has off-white bubbles that eventually thin and leave lacing,
bottom of the bottle was completely covered with a coating of sediment, apple sourness, unripened apples, citrus fruits,
faint sweet fragrances, faint spices and some funk earthiness, tart with some real faint caramel,
faint lemon grapefruit citrus with a touch of leather(?), I noticed some spice sweetness as it warmed up a bit,
the finish starts with grape skins and ends with a medium bitterness with dry sour tartness that lingers thereafter,
every sip brought a tingle to my nostrils, letting the ale warm up increased the tingle and I found this ale easily drinkable at room temperature,
I could not sense any alcohol in in aroma or taste, a nice gentle drinking ale.